Riverina Field days is held at the Griffith Showgrounds each year in May under the auspice of The Coro Club. The event is always held on the second Friday & Saturday of May each year. 2019 dates are Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May 2019.
2018 saw a record number of exhibitors with over 260 unique sites and over 5000 attendee’s.
The event continues to attract thousands of people each year and showcases the best agricultural machinery and products from the region. Each year attendance has boomed due to the ever-evolving range of attractions & quality exhibitors. Ranging from automotive, ag machinery and products from all industries, equipment, arts and craft, builders, confectionary, pools and spas, trucks and trailers, motorcycles, outdoor leisure, hardware, photography, financial, flowers, irrigation, equipment hire, fencing, home improvement ideas, clothing, giftware and so much more! The kids area also entertained with jumping castles, bungee jumps, animals, show rides and show bags!
So, what is the Riverina Field Days all about and why is it so important to the community?
This region produces quality food and fibre products and is widely known as the ‘food bowl’. The Riverina Field Days is the perfect opportunity to showcase what’s new in farming, best farming practices, new technology, and a networking opportunity for farmers across a vast range of industries. It boosts our local tourism economy, with people travelling from far and wide, most staying a night or two.
The annual event is so successful because of the right combination of exhibitors, family & kids attractions, entertainment, food and demonstrations. The Riverina Field Days has become an event on Griffith’s calendar that people look forward to and is only field day being held in the M.I.A.
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History of The Riverina Field Days
The Riverina Field Days evolved from a field day which had previously been held at Yanco from 1988 to 2006 and was owned and operated by local Griffith media interests WIN Television & Radio 2RG, Griffith. The Riverina Field Days are always held on the second Friday & Saturday in May each year.
In July 2006 the event found a new owner, new home and was given a new name ‘The Riverina Field Days’ and is now held at the Griffith Showgrounds under the auspice of the Coro Club. The Griffith Showgrounds became the ideal venue as it provides a great deal of infrastructure already in place- with ample room, parking, toilet facilities, power and more. The Coro Club contributes a generous fee to the Griffith Showground Trust each year for the use of the grounds.
Since moving the event to a new area with a much larger population base, the event has seen a marked increase in crowd numbers year after year.
Wines Grapes Marketing Board have been a proud major sponsor since the move to Griffith and continue to be the Major Sponsor for 2018.
The Riverina Field Days is the only field day being held in the M.I.A.